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                                                      COMMUNITY CALENDAR

The McDowell County Public Library in Marion is currently open under normal operating hours. With COVID-19 restrictions, patrons are allowed to browse the collection with an appointment on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The computer lab is open Monday through Saturday for one-hour sessions with an appointment. The library is offering curbside service of items Monday to Saturday. Face coverings are required. For more information, or to schedule a same-day appointment or curbside pickup, call 652-3858. The Old Fort branch library is currently under construction with limited curbside availability. Call 668-7111 for more information. Visit   


The McDowell Pregnancy Care Center will hold its 9th annual Walk for Life event Saturday, September 12th at the YMCA outdoor walking track.  The community is invited to stop by anytime between 9am and 11am to show their support of life. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, participants this year will have the option to walk or drive-thru.  Participants who pre-register online by August 25th will receive a free T-shirt on event morning.  For more information, check out the “McDowell Pregnancy Care Center” page on Facebook or visit

The City of Marion Tree Board is accepting applications for a new board member. Tree Board Members are appointed by the City Council and serve 3-year terms. City residency is preferred. Interested applicants can pick up a paper application through the drive-thru at Marion City Hall, located at 194 N. Main Street in Marion.

The McDowell County DSS will have its foyer open at the main facility, located at 145 East Court Street in Marion, to allow citizens to obtain applications for services.  Citizens who cannot access the Internet to complete an online application can obtain a paper application at the DSS office. Once the paper application is complete, please return it to a drop box located outside the DSS office. Please know that the foyer is the only portion of the building open at this time.  Online applications can still be processed by visiting the DSS website at

McDowell Tech will transition to a combination of in-person and online classes for the fall semester.  They are currently accepting applications and registering students for these classes. Online registration is available through the college website.   All facilities including NCWorks and Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center will abide by all CDC recommendations and State Executive Orders.  For more information call Michael Lavender at 652-6021.

The 22nd Annunal Operation Backpack school supplies are available to pick up for McDowell County Public School k-12 students at the MAI Gym, 176 Lukin Street, in Marion...Though August 6th...Monday through Thursday, 8am until 4pm.  Picture ID required.  Please do not come if you are sick, maintain minimum 6-foot distance and please wear a mask.

The Food Hub could use more volunteers. Jobs like sorting produce, packing boxes, and site cleaning. Meeting and offloading food from Manna Food Bank deliveries. Someone with a pickup is needed to make deliveries. Work can be at the community distribution sites or at the Foothills Food Hub. Contact Emily Roberts at to sign up. 

The Jubilee Arbor at Historic Carson House is now available for rent for groups of 25 or less.  Call 724-4948 for availability.

The 22nd annual OPERATION BACKPACK school supplies are available to pick up for McDowell County public school K-12 students at the MAI Gym, 176 Lukin Street, Marion through August 6th...8am - 4pm.  A picture ID is required.  Social distancing will be practiced and please do not come if sick.  Facial coverings are recommended.